The Making of 'Alice'

Various manuscripts in Christ Church Library Special Collections help reveal the process undertaken to transform the original manuscript story into the printed book known as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Detail of A1 Manuscript illustration plan

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Manuscript illustration plan for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
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Detail of A2 Proof of page 16

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Proofs for page 16
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Detail of A14 Draft of title page

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Draft for title page in the author's hand
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Detail of Carroll A4

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Trial title pages
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Detail of Carroll A8

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Early galley sheets
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Detail of Carroll A9(1)

Carroll-A9(1)
Galley proof of page 51r of 1869 edition of Aventures D’Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles
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Detail of Carroll A9(2)

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Manuscript of Consolation
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Detail of Carroll A10

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Draft of the first page of chapter one
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Detail of Carroll A13

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Evolution of the 'Mouse's Tail'
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Detail of Carroll B5v

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Sketches
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Detail of Carroll C3

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Correspondence with publishers and financial accounts
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Detail of  Carroll C7

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Manuscript illustration plan for Through the Looking Glass
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Detail of Carroll 2

Carroll 2
Postage stamp case
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Detail of Carroll 17

Carroll 17
Wise Words
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